Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The comfort of books

Sometimes, there's nothing as comforting as a good book, especially one you've read before. Maybe you curl up on the couch with it, stretch out in a hammock, lie in the grass, or take to your bed with the down comforter. The world of the book is familiar, somehow right. The outer world, with its insoluble problems, its injustices, its unpredictability, stops for a while. In the world of the book, the characters go where they must, and reach their destinies--again. And if reaching the end is too sad a thing to do, we can always turn back and start at page 1 again.

Happy reading.